Angel paintings have captured the imagination of people through different periods of history. Artists have attempted to portray the celestial beauty of the messengers of God, and in most instances they have achieved their aim.
Of course, earlier paintings are more religious in nature than contemporary ones. But all images of angels have the power to affect us in positive ways. Some times they uplift our spirits in an almost magical way. Other times they inspire us, comfort us, and soothe our souls.
Many of the paintings listed here are very well-known. Others are less popular, but they are all majestic. And the best news is that you can find fine reproduction of these angels paintings.
Angels appeared in many Renaissance works. Some of the most famous painters of that era painted angels. These are just a few of the best known angel paintings of this period.
--Detail of the Angel, from The Virgin of the Rocks, (the first version was painted around 1483-1486), by Leonardo Da Vinci
--The Cestello Annunciation, c. 1485, by Sandro Boticelli (Alessandro Filipepi)
--Il Trionfo di Galatea, detail of the angels, 1512, by Raphael
--Musician Angel, 1520, by Rosso Fiorentino (Battista Di Jacopo)
More angels paintings from the 1600
Many an angels painting was inspired by Bible stories, like the ones listed below.
--Landscape with Tobias and the Angel, early 1600s, by Bloemaert Abraham
--Abraham and the Three Angels, 1656, by Gerbrand Van Den Eeckhout
The Angels of William Adolphe Bougeureau
Most likely you have seen the angels of this French painter. William Adolphe Bougeureau (1825-1905) painted mythological creatures, angels, and other fantastical beings, and his unique style earned him a following of fans and imitators. Interestingly, most of his works are life size.
These are some of his best known works:
--The First Kiss, 1873, William Adolphe Bouguereau
--Angels Playing Violon, William Adolphe Bouguereau
--The Ravishment of Psyche, William Adolphe Bouguereau (Eros appears as an angel)
Modern angel paintings
Angels are still a favorite subject matter for many modern artists. You will find a wide selection of styles: from fantasy to new age to realism.
Here are some contemporary angels paintings:
--Guardian Angel, by Elvira Amrhein
--Flower Angel, by Elvira Amrhein
--In Truth There Is Love, by Elvira Amrhein
--Angel Wings by Laverne Ross
Luckily, as I said before, you will find good-quality reproductions of most of these paintings. Needless to say, all of these pieces make wonderful gifts for any occasion. I'm sure you will find the perfect angel painting for the gift recipient.
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